F1 | Brawn and Symonds set to leave F1 roles in 2022
According to an F1 document Ross Brawn and Pat Symonds are leaving their F1 roles in 2022.
Formula One Managing Director, Ross Brawn, and Chief Technical Officer, Pat Symonds are set to quit their F1 roles in 2022.
In a document released by Formula 1 about their future plans indicating that Ross Brown will be leaving his role in 2022.
Brawn started his career in F1 in 1976 with March Engineering and later joined bigger teams like Williams, Benetton, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn GP and Mercedes moving up through the ranks over time.
During this time (1976-2013) Brawn won 8 World Constructors' Championship with Benetton, Ferrari and Brawn GP and 8 World Drivers' Championships with Schumacher and Button.
In 2013 Ross announced he would leave Mercedes at the end of the season following a disagreement with the team as Toto Wolff took his place.
After 3 years retired from F1, Brawn announced he will come back to F1 in 2017 as Managing Director, Motor Sports and technical director.
Pat Symonds joined F1 in the early 1980s with Toleman who became Benetton and later Renault F1.
In 2008 Symmonds was involved in the crashgate situation at the Singapore Grand Prix and was given a suspension from F1 the following year after the investigation was complete.
In 2011 he returned to F1 as a consultant for Virgin Racing and in 2013 he joined Williams Formula 1 as Chief Technical Officer and left in 2016.
Symonds joined Formula One as chief Technical Officer the same year as Brawn and one of his focuses during this time is the new rules set to be introduced in 2022 and the 2026 power unit regulations.
One of the goals of the new power unit regulations is to reduce its carbon footprint to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint and entice new manufacturers.